Both Michelangelo and Leonardo were gay – this is generally accepted now – yet they seem to have led celibate lives. Why? I became intrigued by the link between sexuality and creativity. And their link to power – for Machiavelli was also in Florence at the time, and a friend of Leonardo’s. Three giants of the Renaissance – two of art, one of politics: wouldn’t it be interesting to try putting them onstage together?
Monday, October 22, 2007
In The Sunday Times, Anthony Sher recounts the research he undertook for his new play, The Ginat, about Michelangelo and Leonarardo.